MAKILALA, North Cotabato—A total of 128 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) recently received certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in a series of CLOA distribution activities in 18 barangays here.
Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Charish Paña said the distributed CLOAs covered 149.9 hectares of land implemented under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
“I would like to congratulate all the beneficiaries on their recent victory of having ownership and possession of their CLOA. It is indeed a great opportunity and a privilege to be an ARB. Take good care of the land and make it productive,” Paña said.
According to Julie Garcia, Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer, all beneficiaries were oriented to their roles and responsibilities before releasing their CLOAs to them.
“We also reminded the ARBs that the DAR will continue to provide support services interventions to make their lands more productive to generate more income for their respective families,” Garcia said.
Virginia Pacturan, of Kisante, Makilala, was very grateful for his recent acceptance of CLOA from the DAR.
“l could not contain my happiness upon receiving the CLOA. My endless appreciation and gratitude to DAR for their commitment to serving the ARBs. We have been excitedly waiting for this and now it is already in our hands,” Pacturan said.
She also said her family will really treasure the land and plant more cash crops for their daily sustenance.